Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together after a tragedy, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Jeff Quan, a counselor at Eastfield College, recently sat down for a segment of the … Continue reading Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

Hospital volunteers aid Texas tornado relief effort

In response to devastating storm damage across North Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health activated its Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) last week. The team of volunteers from Baylor Scott & White’s hospital emergency response teams included both clinical and non-clinical employees who spent time helping fellow colleagues impacted by the tornado. For more than two hours, a seven-person team of … Continue reading Hospital volunteers aid Texas tornado relief effort

Preparing for Disasters: Do You Know Your Hazards?

How prepared are you? September is National Preparedness Month, a time for businesses and individuals to review and reflect on their preparedness for all hazards. A quick review of your family or company’s disaster preparedness plan can help facilitate planning improvements, training opportunities, or testing policies. In fact, The Joint Commission requires Baylor, as well as … Continue reading Preparing for Disasters: Do You Know Your Hazards?

Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder About Hospital Disaster Preparedness

After yesterday’s deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, we’re all thinking about and praying for the people in that community and across the state, as they try to recover from this devastating tragedy. In light of this event and the impending severe weather the North Dallas area may be facing today, now is a good time to … Continue reading Oklahoma Tornadoes a Reminder About Hospital Disaster Preparedness